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Various cultural activities, including art performances, parades and food festivals, are offering visitors a taste of the colorful cultures of Asian countries.
The events, part of Asian Civilization Week, are auxiliary activities of the Confere
nce on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, which kicked off on Wednesday in Beijing.
The Asian Food Festival runs until Wednesday. It has received wide attention from the public, has its main venue b
etween Beijing National Stadium, commonly known as the Bird’s Nest, and the Beijing National Aquatics Center, or Water Cube.
Food-related activities are also being held in three other cities-Hangzh
ou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. Visitors can enjoy a pepper eating competition in Chengdu, or at
tend a food container exhibition in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, according to event organizers
Hotels in Shanghai will no longer automatically provide disposable daily necessities such as toothbrush, comb and shaver f
rom July 1 as a regulation on household waste will come into effect in the city on the day, People’s Daily reported.
Around 4.8 billion guests booked into 440,000 hotels in China in 2017, as per data. More than 70 percent o
f soaps are thrown away after being used once, a survey shows. Calculated by weight, each hotel t
hrows away 2.5 kg disposable soaps every day and 440,000 hotels would throw away more than 400,000 tons
of soaps every year. If each ton of soaps costs 20,000 yuan, that would be 8 billion yuan worth of soap.
Apart from soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, shampoo and bath foam are often discarded
after one-time use. It’s not only a waste of money, but also a burden for environment as many articles are non-degradable.
n skating and skiing lessons, said Zheng Shiyong, deputy director of Yanqing district’s education commission.
“We will continue supporting and encouraging more people to participate in winter
sports,” he said, adding that around 17,000 students will experience winter activities by the end of this year.
Some professional winter sports activities have also been designed into the distr
ict’s education plans, with more professional instruction to students, according to Zheng.
The district’s education authorities also cooperated with its sports bu
reau to make winter ice and snow sports available to all residents in the area.
“We will have 110,000 people participating in winter ice and snow acti
vities by 2022 in Yanqing,” said Ma Zhiyong, deputy director of the sports bureau.
China this time. The future of China and Asia is closely related to the Arctic and I’m delighted to see China actively participating i
n Arctic-related dialogues and collaborations with a constructive attitude,” said Grimsson, president of the forum.
Around 500 ambassadors, scholars and entrEditor’s note: Many Chines
e moms tend to get angry when helping their kids do homework. So stressed out are some mom
s that one suffered a heart attack and ended up in a hospital last year. Why do Chinese mothers get so tense when it comes
to their kids’ education, and what should be done to ease their nerves? With Mothers’ Day just a day away, two experts share thei
r views on the issue with China Daily’s Yao Yuxin. Excerpts follow:epreneurs from home and abroad as well as representatives of Arctic indi
genous organizations participated in the forum, which runs through Saturday. Topics included “Polar Silk Road”, sci
ence and innovation, transportation and investment, sustainable development, ocean, energy and governance.
organ Stanley China, said this age group will be a main driver of the consumption upgrade in the next decade, with consum
ption in third- and fourth-tier cities expected to reach 45 trillion yuan in 2030, compared with 15 trillion yuan in 2017.
There were estimated to be about 112 million small-town youths in
China last year, according to mobile internet industry consultancy iiMedia Research.
Chen Ke, a senior partner with global consultancy Roland Berger, said that with lower housing prices in third- and fourth-tier c
ities, small-town youths have sizable disposable income and are more willing to spend a larger proportion of th
eir income on daily consumption, compared with people of the same ages living in bigger cities.
“They also have an increasing desire to live a better material and spir
itual life, are becoming more interested in personal products and are more willing to sp
end on entertainment and hobbies, as they have more spare time than their peers in big cities,” he said.